Category Archives: Geek

Geeky stuff like movies, games, comic, manga, anime, ect.

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways! – YouTube

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways! – YouTube.

I’m not an oil-hating, tree-hugging kind of guy but I don’t like inefficiency, so utilizing roads, driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks that just sit there all day staring at the sun, to produce electricity really scratches an itch for me.  Take a look at their IndieGoGo campaign and see if you’d like to support the future of “SOLAR FREAKIN’ ROADWAYS” yourself.

‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’ gets a second season, ‘Agent Carter’ coming to ABC

‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD’ gets a second season, ‘Agent Carter’ coming to ABC | The Verge.

I’m so excited that ABC has picked up “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for another season, I have to admit that in the pit of my stomach I feared the curse of Whedon would strike and we’d be left with nothing but cliff hangers and unfinished plots or worse yet, hastily wrapped up stories that make everyone go “What The!!!??”

Agent Carter - Marvel's Agents of Shield - Captain America

I’m also excited to see the rumors were true about them releasing a “Prequel-ish” series with “Agent Carter”, which I’m assuming will fill in the blanks for the non-comic bookers and clear up some facts for the already initiated, about the origins of the greatest anti-terrorism group fictional America has ever known, S.H.I.E.L.D.

I’ve already seen the trolls out there poo-pooing the show because “it’s a superhero show with a female lead” but that’s not exactly accurate.  This is going to be a show about a single woman in post WWII America, who has just lost the love of her life and has to figure out the changing world around her…with some action, drama, and probably the very occasional run in with a “super hero” or possibly even alien force.  My guess is that the story will be more like a political drama showing the birth of S.H.I.E.L.D., but the real attraction will be watching the growth of our lead heroine into a strong, capable, confident woman…with some humor and poking fun at antiquated ideas about life and the sexes from the 1940’s to present day.

To me, this show is just another example of the great strides production companies are making in regards to truly embracing comic book stories.  In the past Hollywood has been notorious for mishandling characters, back stories, team-ups…well the list goes on and on…but recently having apparently exhausted all other originality in script making, it seems someone finally realized the wealth that comic books could provide production companies everywhere.

In another article I read, that there are over 80,000 characters that Marvel owns the rights to, each one of those characters has a story and those stories stretch across all kinds of genres, action, drama, thriller, horror, sci-fi, wild west, fantasy, political drama, and I’m just scratching the surface.  Now the great thing is all the characters and their stories are in roughly the same “universe” which means they can interact, have already been vetted for continuity, story boarded, and have existing dialogue. Hollywood, basically just has to do some minor cleanup and dialogue moderization and boom…TV or movie script.  The less they mess with it the better, and they finally seem to have learned that valuable lesson.

Though the main character in Agent Carter may be female (not that there’s anything wrong with that), I don’t believe this is going to have the same feel as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers, or Captain America, I’d be very surprised if it had anywhere near the same special effects budget of “Agents”, but I do believe it’s going to have strong writing, great casting, and some great cross-series and movie tie-ins…mostly because that’s what I want to believe, but I’ll stick to my guns until I’m proven wrong.

Hooray and Hoorah, true believers!!!!

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure – Launch Trailer – YouTube

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure – Launch Trailer – YouTube.

I’m very excited to see Tex Murphy’s return.  I’ve played Under a Killing Moon and The Pandora Directive, somehow I missed Overseer but thanks to being a part of the “Mutant League” (a.k.a. Kickstarter backer) I won’t miss out on The Tesla Effect. 

If you like dystopian futures, slap-stick gumshoe comedy, challenging puzzles, and mutants you should love it too.  Give it a whirl on April 22nd, 2014 via Steam or Good Old Games 

Big shout out to my fellow Mutant Leaguers, Chris Jones, Aaron Conners, and everyone at Big Finish Games for coming together to bring Tex back into the life of fans new and old!

 

Wil Wheaton Announces The Wil Wheaton Project

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Wil Wheaton Announces The Wil Wheaton Project | WIL WHEATON dot NET.

Clear space on the DVR, coming in May 2014 good content returns to the SyFy channel!  Admittedly I wasn’t a Wesley Crusher fanboy back in the Next Generation days, nor was I a hater, but in the last few years Wil Wheaton has absolutely won my heart world life.  He has given great advice to “the next generation” of geeks (see what I did there), defended Felicia Day from mysogyny at the hands of Destructoid, and now he’s returning to TV for something more than an occasional recurring role (as himself) on The Big Bang Theory.  The most important part of this return to me, is that he’s bringing honest to goodness geek culture back to the SyFy channel. I for one will be watching and probably enjoying every minute of it.

Here’s a quick excerpt for the linked article above, that describes how he sees the show:

The Wil Wheaton Project is a weekly roundup of the things I love on television and on the Internet, with commentary and jokes, and the occasional visit from interesting people who make those things happen. It’s sort of like Talk Soup for geeks, with a heavy focus on those hilariously bad paranormal reality shows (in fact, that’s where the whole thing started a year ago, but as we worked on the show more and more, we discovered that there were lots of scripted paranormal shows that provided a ton of comedic material. When we expanded to cover the scripted shows, we discovered that nobody was doing a show like this that was just focused on the genre shows that nerds like us love, and we decided that we’d make that show because of reasons.)